With a fresh substrate-parachain-template

I ran cargo build --features runtime-benchmarks

I got errors from a deep dependency in pallet_society, which doesn't seem relevant to the parachain-template's pallets:

error[E0046]: not all trait items implemented, missing: `successful_origin`
    --> /root/.cargo/git/checkouts/substrate-7e08433d4c370a21/4aeb95f/frame/society/src/lib.rs:1268:1
1268 | impl<T: Config> EnsureOrigin<T::Origin> for EnsureFounder<T> {
     | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ missing `successful_origin` in implementation
     = help: implement the missing item: `fn successful_origin() -> OuterOrigin { todo!() }`

But it looks like fn successful_origin()... is already there:

/// Simple ensure origin struct to filter for the founder account.
pub struct EnsureFounder<T>(sp_std::marker::PhantomData<T>);
impl<T: Config> EnsureOrigin<T::Origin> for EnsureFounder<T> {
    type Success = T::AccountId;
    fn try_origin(o: T::Origin) -> Result<Self::Success, T::Origin> {
        o.into().and_then(|o| match (o, Founder::<T>::get()) {
            (frame_system::RawOrigin::Signed(ref who), Some(ref f)) if who == f => Ok(who.clone()),
            (r, _) => Err(T::Origin::from(r)),

    #[cfg(feature = "runtime-benchmarks")]
    fn successful_origin() -> T::Origin {
        let founder = Founder::<T>::get().expect("society founder should exist");

How can I resolve this?

Origin issue here

1 Answer 1


Thanks for reporting the issue. The problem here was a missing feature flag which enabled the runtime-benchmarks features in downstream dependencies.

The solution for you should simply be to simply enable the runtime-benchmarks feature flag on polkadot-cli in ./node/Cargo.toml:

runtime-benchmarks = [
    # Add the line below

We have made an upstream PR to fix this in the future!


  • aha i see, thank you : ) Feb 17, 2022 at 12:02
  • I tried using your solution here where I am also using branch 'polkadot_v0.9.17' and I had already enabled the runtime-benchmarks feature flag on polkadot-cli, but when I run cargo check --features runtime-benchmarks I still get error missing 'successful_origin' in implementation that it says is caused by pallet-xcm Mar 17, 2022 at 8:27
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    You need to make sure any crates you added to your project have the feature flag correctly setup. If you can prepare a minimal example of your issue, you should open a new question and we can answer it
    – Shawn Tabrizi
    Mar 17, 2022 at 10:01

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